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Boys & Girls Club of Big Island offering furlough Friday program for kids

Boys & Girls Club of the Big Island is offering a Furlough Friday educational enhancement program called BE GREAT – BE SMART. The program is designed specifically to help students with any take-home work distributed for completion. Most of our members are already familiar with our Power Hour: Making Minutes Count after school homework assistance program offered Monday through Thursday. BE GREAT – BE SMART is a modification of that successful program.

The program is for youth K to 8th grade. The only fee associated with this program is a $10.00 annual Boys & Girls Club membership fee. Membership comes with additional benefits including active participation in club activities offered to youth 6 to 18 throughout the year.

Outline of BE GREAT – BE SMART program:
 7:30 am –  8:30 am  Participant arrival
 8:30 am –  9:15 am  Bell rings – youth join grade appropriate grouping
                     outline of the day. Math assignments completed
 9:15 am – 10:00 am  Reading, writing, and language arts assignments completed
10:00 am – 10:20 am  Morning snack and recess
10:20 am – 11:00 am  Assignments in other subject areas
11:00 am – 11:45 am  Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs (ATOD)
                     and healthy living curriculums
11:45 am – 12:00 pm  Prepare for lunch
12:00 pm – 12:30 pm  Lunch – pack your own
12:30 pm –  1:30 pm  Electives as established by each individual Club’s design.
                     These will be developed around our core program areas:
                     the Arts, Health and Life Skills, Education and Career,
                     Citizenship and Leadership, Sports, Fitness and Recreation.
 1:30 pm             BE GREAT – BE SMART program ends and after school program begins
 5:30 pm             Clubs Close

All six clubs in Hilo, Kea’au, Pahoa, Pahala, Oceanview, and Hamakua continue to take registrations. Everyone will be accepted on a first come first serve basis so organizers urge parents in need to register their children as soon as possible. The Boys & Girls Club would like to help each and every registrant but due to limitations with facility or volunteers, there may be a waiting list in some clubs. Those interested in volunteering are encouraged to call 961-5536 x103.

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